National Transparency Campaigns2019-11-07T11:05:56+01:00

NATIONAL TRANSPARENCY CAMPAIGNS

PROMOTING AND DEFENDING TRANSPARENCY
THROUGHOUT EUROPE

5Mar 2020

Malta: Access Info in Court to defend the right of access to information

Malta, 5 March 2020 – Access Info today argued before the Maltese Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal that denying non-residents the right to request information violates Malta’s commitments under international human rights law, EU law, and its own Constitution. The legal challenge relates to a refusal in August 2019 by Malta’s Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security to

22Nov 2019

Malta: Access Info challenges limitation of right to information to residents

Madrid, 22 November 2019 – Access Info Europe has lodged an appeal to Malta’s Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal after an access to documents request was refused due to the fact that the requester is not a resident in Malta. In the appeal, Access Info argues that residency requirements are a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of

31Oct 2019

Right of access to information at risk in Montenegro

Madrid, 31 October 2019 - The Montenegrin government has proposed amendments to its Law on Free Access to Information that directly contradict international standards and undermine the fundamental right of freedom of expression. Access Info today voiced its serious concern and urged the Government to reconsider. Together with MANS, an anti-corruption NGO in Montenegro, Access Info has submitted a legal

17Apr 2019

Access Info Europe helps create the CONSUL Democracy Foundation

22 March 2019 – Access Info Europe, together with civil society partners from across Europe, meeting today in Amsterdam, created a new foundation to promote citizen engagement in decision making using the CONSUL participation platform. The CONSUL Democracy Foundation will promote citizen participation worldwide and will oversee the use and development of the largest open source digital democracy platform – CONSUL,

12Apr 2019

Spain: Right to request information limited to citizens with valid ID, email, and a mobile phone

Madrid, 12 April 2019: The Spanish government has announced a new system for identifying people who want to submit a request for information under the 2013 transparency law: you need to give your name, your official Spanish-issued ID number, your email, and your mobile phone number. Access Info Europe, the Madrid-based right to information organisation, today criticised this system as

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